Ultimate prizes

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Knopf, 1989 - Fiction - 387 pages
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The third in Susan Howatch's Church of England novels, ULTIMATE PRIZES begins in 1942 with the world at war, as narrator and archdeacon Nevill Aysgarth finds himself falling into a hopeless obsession over Dido Tallent, beautiful celebrity, and finds himself pursuing her through a swamp of guilt and the destruction of his valued moral compass.... From the Paperback edition.

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Third in the Starbridge series about Church of England ministers in the middle of the 20th century. This book is written from the perspective of Neville, an Archdeacon, whose habit of 'ringing down ... Read full review

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User Review  - justchris - LibraryThing

The new book I just finished was Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch. This is not a book or an author I would ever have picked on my own. This book was a reciprocal loan after I sent some of murder ... Read full review

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Susan Howatch was born in 1940. She obtained a law degree from London University and then immigrated to the United States, where she lived for eleven years. During that time she wrote eight novels, including her international bestsellers "Penmarric" and "The Wheel of Fortune," In 1980 she returned to England, where she began to study Church history. The result was the six novels that make up the Starbridge series. In 1993 she made headlines by funding a lectureship in theology and natural science at Cambridge University.

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